Giro d’Italia winner, Richard Carapaz will combine Team Ineos from the beginning of the 2020 season.
The 26-year-old Ecuadorian has consented a three-year deal and adds to an already impressive stable of riders that contains Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas and Tour de France champions Chris Froome.
Team principal Sir Dave Brailsford – whose staff have won seven of their last eight Tour de France titles – said:»He’s obviously a great climber but also has good versatility as he showed at the Giro before this year.
«He’s still relatively young and I have no doubt he can develop and enhance even further at Team Ineos.»
Earlier this year, when he succeeded in the Giro carapaz became the first riders from Ecuador to win a Grand Tour.
He said:»I’m really enthusiastic about joining the group. I feel this is a wonderful opportunity for me to continue growth and my development for a rider, working with a team which continues to move from strength to strength, year after year.
«I believe I will fit into this class well and race into my whole potential within the next few years. I want to achieve some amazing triumphs for Team Ineos.»
Meanwhile, two-time grand tour champion Nairo Quintana is currently joining Arkea-Samsic on a thing.
The Colombian, who won the Giro d’Italia at 2014 and the Vuelta at 2016, has double finished runner-up at the Tour de France.
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